Gas Tax Bill Heads to Senate
by K2 News Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org
The bill to raise the state fuel tax by 10 cents a gallon was given final approval in the state House on Friday.
The House vote was 35-24 in favor of the tax plan.
Governor Mead proposed the gas tax as a way to provide about $70-million a year for state and local road projects. Mead says WYDOT must have a stable funding source.
However, critics of the bill say the department needs to be more efficient and that many working families just can't afford the increase.
The fuel tax bill now heads to the state Senate for consideration. If approved, the tax would go into effect on July 1st.